Cyclist´s Broken Hip Compensation Settlement Upheld on Appeal

A cyclist´s $439,000 broken hip compensation settlement – originally awarded by a jury in 2013 – has been upheld by the Oregon Court of Appeals. On 6th August 2011, John Currier was cycling in the Lloyd District of Portland, when he had to take evasive action to avoid a car that was waiting to pull … Read more

Police Officer Escapes Serious Injury in Las Vegas Hit and Run Accident

A Metro police officer narrowly escaped serious injury when hit by a car in a Las Vegas hit and run accident as he conducted an earlier crash investigation. The unnamed officer suffered injuries to his knee and hip while investigating a crash that had occurred at the intersection of Windmill Lane and Eastern Avenue just … Read more

Changes to Personal Injury Claims Procedures will Speed up Compensation

Changes to personal injury claims procedures introduced on 1st August 2013 will speed up compensation settlements in claims with a value of up to £25,000. The second of two changes to the Civil Procedure Rules took effect on 1st August 2013, and whereas the changes to the personal injury claims procedures in April of this … Read more

Haringey Council Aim to Reduce Injury Claims for Trips on Footpath Potholes

Haringey Council in North London has announced plans to revise the frequency at which potholes on pavements are inspected and repaired in a bid to reduce injury claims for trips on sidewalk potholes. The decision to invest more resources into maintaining the council´s streets and pavements follows the seven-figure compensation settlement of an injury claim … Read more

Student Receives Pedestrian Compensation for Being Hit by a Car

A business administration student from Birmingham is to receive more than £1 million pedestrian compensation for being hit by a car following a negotiated settlement. The undisclosed sum will be paid to Lee Edge (21) from the city´s suburb of King´s Heath after an agreement was reached on how much compensation he should be entitled … Read more

Car Accident Death Award of more than £83,500

The family of a mother and child, who were both tragically killed in a road traffic accident which occurred in 2006, have been awarded more than £83,500 in a car accident death award. Both Yvonne Mahoney (24) and her daughter, Bobbi-Ann (2), were killed when an automobile driven by Yvonne’s partner John Maloney (33) was … Read more

Pedestrian Knocked Down by Bus at Pedestrian Crossing awarded £6.6m

An award of £6.6m in compensation for a pedestrian knocked down  by a bus on a pedestrian crossing is to be made after representatives of the bus company agreed to a settlement just as the jury were being seated at the Alameda County Superior Court. On November 3 2008, Abby Nichols (23) of Oakland, California, … Read more